Ukraine’s Prosecutor General ‘loses’ data explaining why only anti-corruption whistleblower targeted
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau did not initiate criminal proceedings over flats obtained by Vitaly Kasko, a prominent reformer, anti-corruption campaigner and ex-Deputy Prosecutor General. This contradicts the impression given by the Prosecutor General’s Office which is seeking prosecution of Kasko, while claiming that data about the allocation of almost all other apartments has been ‘lost’.
Selective prosecutions as weapon in Prosecutor’s war against reform?
The good news that ex-Deputy Prosecutor General Vitaly Kasko has not been remanded in custody cannot remove the deep concern that an attempt was made to jail an outspoken critic of corruption and stalled reforms.
Prosecutor General Office stages evening raid to bring charges against anti-corruption reformer
In what has been aptly described as “the latest disgrace from the Prosecutor General’s leadership”, an attempt was made late on Sunday evening to read out criminal charges against Vitaly Kasko, ex-Deputy Prosecutor General and prominent critic of corruption and sabotage of reform within the prosecutor service.
Fighting Corruption in Ukraine or Those Who Fight It?
Relief that Viktor Shokin has finally been removed from his post as Prosecutor General was tempered on Tuesday by a final blow against the reform camp through the dismissal of David Sakvarelidze and criminal charges against his former colleague Vitaly Kasko, with concern mounting that Shokin’s successor may only differ in passport details.
Protesters demand independent Prosecutor General
200 or more protesters gathered outside the President’s Administration on Sunday demanding the removal of Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin whose resignation once again seems in doubt.
Prosecutor General’s Office obtains carte blanche to raid anti-corruption NGO
The ever-obliging Pechersky Court in Kyiv has allowed the Prosecutor General’s Office to search and remove documents, etc. from the Anti-Corruption Action Centre. This, we are to understand, is how the illustrious investigators want to find US money allocated for reforming the prosecutor’s office
Maidan activists: Prove that Ukraine has changed through choice of Prosecutor General!
Relatives of Nebesna Sotnya, those killed during Euromaidan and civic activists have publicly demanded an end to behind-the-scenes bargaining and an open competition for the post of Ukraine’s Prosecutor General
Key reformer quits over ’total corruption’ & ’lawlessness’ in Prosecutor General’s Office
Vitaly Kasko, who has resigned as Deputy Prosecutor General, had earlier warned that while the Prosecutor General spends so much time in the President’s Administration, you can forget about real reform
Prosecutor General Shokin’s Year of Failed Investigations and Blocked Reform
It is one year exactly since President Petro Poroshenko put forward Viktor Shokin as Prosecutor General, a post Shokin controversially holds to this day
Ukraine’s police must not collaborate with Azov xenophobes
Xenophobic statements just issued by members of the Azov Regiment can only compound mounting concern over reported collaboration between police and Azov Civic Corps activists in the Kyiv oblast, as well as plans for groups of Azov fighters to "clean the streets" of criminals
‘Clear Signs of Sabotage’ in Odesa 2 May Investigation
20 months after the deadly disturbances and fire in Odesa on May 2, 2014, Ukraine’s law enforcement bodies have not only failed to properly investigate the events and find those responsible, but are effectively sabotaging the investigation.
Official Impunity over Attack on Journalists exposing Security Service Luxury Lifestyle
Criminal proceedings have been terminated over an attack on anti-corruption journalists investigating the luxury cars driven by members of the SBU, Ukraine’s security service. The SBU is supposed to fight corruption, but first set guards onto the journalists, then resorted to threats to try to prevent their program being broadcast.
How Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Sabotaged the Reform Process
A proper system of competition, perhaps involving professional organizations not directly selected by politicians, could result in candidates selected for their professional qualities, not political loyalty. Poroshenko’s reluctance to remove Shokin suggests there may be no other way
Forget Fighting Corruption. Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Sabotages Crucial Reform
A system elaborately designed to ensure renewal of Ukraine’s seriously compromised prosecutor’s office has been effectively ignored by the Prosecutor General, with his office now trying to ensure that external controls over prosecutors will be withdrawn before they even began functioning.
Exposed: Ukrainian Police Ministry’s Luxury Cars & Disregard for the Law
Investigative journalists have turned their eye, cameras and calculators to the cars in which Interior Ministry officials come to work and found that police top management clearly think the law is only for others to obey.
Why are Ukraine’s leaders abetting Russian ‘Odesa Massacre’ lies?
The Ukrainian authorities’ failure to properly investigate the events of May 2, 2014 has now been compounded by failure to react adequately to a devastating report from an international panel. All of this is enabling Russia’s propaganda machine to continue spreading toxic lies about a ‘massacre’ that never took place.
Prosecutor suspected of involvement in Odesa May 2 tragedy
Odesa’s Regional Prosecutor has been challenged to investigate allegations that could implicate one of his employees in the concealment of the weapon used by anti-Maidan activist Vitaly Budko [‘Botsman’] during the violent disturbances on May 2, 2014
Why Poroshenko’s Support for Shokin Is Dangerous
Elected on a promise to reform Ukraine and fight corruption, reformers now fear Poroshenko has gone off course. The current imbroglio centers on Shokin, a Poroshenko ally and protector of the country’s corrupt old guard.
Police & judges accused of impeding prosecution of crimes against Euromaidan activists
On the same day that the Head of the special department investigating Maidan crimes spoke of constant obstruction from current police officers, former Berkut officers and judges, a court has allowed Anatoly Logvinenko, an ex-Berkut officer accused of grave crimes, to remove his electronic bracelet
Ukraine’s Security Service resorts to attack & threats to keep their luxury lifestyle secret
Ukraine’s Security Service [SBU] has tried to get a program probing corruption within its ranks removed from air, just weeks after two of the journalists were assaulted outside the SBU offices in Kyiv. Since it failed, there is no need to speculate on the reasons – the luxury vehicles that SBU staff use to get to work, rather than the public transport claimed, can be seen – and valued